|Forum topic by don1960||posted 655 days ago||722 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
655 days ago
So, trying something new on a tabletop. I have the wood all sanded, cleaned, applied Danish oil for the first time. Turned out very nice, will probably use the Danish oil again.
Now I’m putting the topcoat on. Using GF satin Gel Topcoat. Put the first coat on a piece of scrap cutoff from the finished table. According to directions, put on a generous layer, then wiped off the excess to leave just a bit of a wet look. Turned out perfect, so I figured this will be great after 3 or 4 coats on the real piece.
So, as is sometimes the case I overthought myself and when applying the first coat last night on the actual tabletop left too much on after wiping the excess off. Result was streaks (thin high spots the length of the table) on parts of it. Just too much to dry correctly, I guess. Sigh. Tonight, I sanded most of it back off trying to get the streaks out and applied the second coat. There are still a few slightly shinier ‘trails’ left that show up in the right lighting.
On to my question for anyone who has used this product and possibly made the same lame mistake I just did. Do you think those couple streaks will disappear with subsequent layers, or do I have to go all the way down to bare wood and start over? The streaks I’m talking about are the darker, shinier trails in the picture.
Thanks for looking,
-- -- Don from PA